Terror expert: National security services did everything in their lawful powers to thwart supermarket attacker

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 7:35PM
A police officer outside LynnMall in west Auckland after an incident at Countdown. (Photo / Alex Burton)
A police officer outside LynnMall in west Auckland after an incident at Countdown. (Photo / Alex Burton)

Terror expert: National security services did everything in their lawful powers to thwart supermarket attacker

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 7:35PM

A known terror suspect was able to injure six people in a west Auckland supermarket.

Police who were surveilling him shot him dead at the scene.

Terror expert Dr John Battersby told Heather du Plessis-Allan that national security services did everything they could within the lawful powers.

Battersby also said the attacker must have been high up on their list on concerns given how quickly they were able to thwart the attack.

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